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Celebrate Earth Day With EcoSmart Solutions From Husqvarna

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Tags: husqvarna, chainsaws, mowers, robotic mowers, machinery,

Hank Will and Mulefoot piglet.With its global commitment to providing products that help folks maintain their property in an earth friendly way, Husqvarna is proud to offer its EcoSmart property-care solutions. From new zero-emission battery-powered products to high-tech, low emission gas-powered engines, EcoSmart solutions help consumers easily identify innovative, “green” products for the lawn and garden.

“In 2000, Husqvarna issued environmental declarations on several products – the first outdoor power equipment company in the world to do so,” says Dave Zerfoss, president of Husqvarna Professional Product, Inc.  “Today, we are proud to introduce new technology that speaks to our heritage, leads the way in “green solutions” for the lawn and garden enthusiast and exceeds the performance demands of our consumer.”

Husqvarna Automower 230 ACX

EcoSmart solutions from Husqvarna currently include nine products and two engine technologies that power a wide range of handheld products including chain saws, trimmers and blowers.

Automower Solar Hybrid

Husqvarna’s Automower™ Solar Hybrid is a fully robotic lawn mower partly powered by the sun and uses no fuel or oil.

The Solar Hybrid mower is designed to handle lawns of up to a half acre. Incorporating solar and battery power, it uses considerably less energy than any conventional mower with its large integrated solar panel and is emissions-free. When there is daylight available, the solar cells enable the mower to extend its cutting periods before requiring a recharge. Lower power consumption and an extended battery life enable a faster, more environmentally improved cut.

Husqvarna Solar Hybrid Automower

Automower™ Solar Hybrid mower is programmable to and charges itself when required by returning to its base. The 22-pound mower cuts every day, day or night, rain or shine and has a 4-digit pin code lock feature.

Automower™ 230ACX, 220AC, 210C

Husqvarna’s newest fully automatic, battery-powered lawn mowers take the manual work out of an often tedious chore.  Three models, the 230ACX, 220AC and the 210C, offer options for the homeowner looking for a “green” way to mow.

Automower™ functions in the same capacity as the Automower Solar Hybrid, however it operates on battery alone.


Mowing capacity

Cutting Time

Charging Time






¾ acre, very complex lawns

90 mins.

45 mins.

220 AC

½ acre, moderately complex lawns

45 mins.

45 mins.


1/8 acre

2-3 hours

4 hours

TB 1000 Battery Cultivator

Husqvarna’s battery-powered cultivator delivers like any gas driven cultivator in its class, but without noise and emissions.  This cordless, multipurpose cultivator is a versatile tool that can be fitted with accessories for ridging, detaching and edging.

The high capacity battery offers the same performance of gasoline engines and delivers 30-45 minutes of battery life per charge. The touch-controls, adjustable handlebar, and overall ergonomic and compact design make this cultivator very comfortable and easy to use.

Husqvarna battery-powered cultivator.

Electric Utility Vehicle, Husqvarna HUV4210E

Husqvarna’s compact, electric HUV is ideal for estate owners, nurseries, gardeners, farmers, landscapers as well as homeowners.  The 48 volt electric motor can haul up to 800 lbs. – without producing emissions and noise.

Advanced Engine Technology

X-Torq® - Husqvarna’s X-Torq engines reduce fuel consumption up to 20 percent and emissions up to 60 percent.

LZ6131P Propane Powered Zero Turn Mower

This zero-turn mower is ideal for the professional user or large acreage owner.  The 31 horse power Kawasaki FX850LPG engine meets EPA regulations and operates with lower fuel costs.  The fuel quality remains consistent (propane does not go stale like gasoline) and the likelihood of spillage is non-existent.  It also provides a faster fuel throttle response under load.

Husqvarna 540 Push Reel Mower

For homeowners seeking less impact on the environment when mowing, there’s a renewed interest in reel mowers. The new model offers easier maneuverability, requires no gas or oil, and has zero emissions with a quieter mowing experience. Homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint with a cost-efficient alternative to lawn care and get healthy exercise while mowing.

 Husqvarna push mower.

Bar & Chain Oil Designed Specifically for the Environment

This EcoSmart solution is made from 80 percent canola oil, is non-toxic and extends the life of the chainsaw’s bar, chain and sprocket.  With minimal environmental impact, the oil biodegrades within 21 days.

 For more on these and other Husqvarna products click here.

Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on .

kc compton_1
4/27/2009 12:01:09 PM

That robo-mower looks very slick. Did you get to test un-drive that one?